December 18, 2014

Lateral hires with tenure, 2014-15

MOVING TO FRONT--ORIGINALLY POSTED AUGUST 22, 2014

These are appointments with tenure that will begin in 2015; I will move this to the front at various intervals during the year:

*Joshua Cohen (political philosophy) from Stanford University (where he teaches in Law, Philosophy & Political Science) to Apple University.

 

*Elizabeth Garrett (legislation, administrative law) from the University of Southern California to Cornell University (to become President).

 

*Sonia Katyal (intellectual property, civil rights, privacy, property, law & sexuality) from Fordham University to the University of California, Berkeley.

 

*Gillian Lester (employment law) from the University of California, Berkeley to Columbia University (as Dean in January 2015).

 

*Andrei Marmor (legal philosophy) from the University of Southern California to Cornell University.

 

*Dylan Penningroth (legal history) from Northwestern University (History Dept.) and American Bar Foundation to the University of California, Berkeley.

 

*Eric Talley (corporate law, law & economics) from the University of California, Berkeley to Columbia University (in July 2015).

Posted by Brian Leiter on December 18, 2014 in Faculty News | Permalink

December 03, 2014

Three finalists for George Mason Deanship

They are:  Henry Butler (longtime member of the George Mason faculty), Jim Chen (Michigan State, and the former Dean at Louisville), and my colleague Todd Henderson (Chicago).  While Todd is a natural for a Deanship, his inclusion is clearly an effort to politically diversify GMU by bringing in someone to the left of most of the current faculty!

Posted by Brian Leiter on December 3, 2014 in Faculty News | Permalink

December 02, 2014

Legal historian Mark Weiner wins $100K Grawemeyer Award for 2015

Here.

Posted by Brian Leiter on December 2, 2014 in Faculty News | Permalink

November 26, 2014

Wilson Named Dean of Tennessee

Professor Melanie Wilson, the associate dean ofacademic affairs at Kansas Law, has been named the new dean of the University of Tennessee School of Law.  

Posted by Dan Filler on November 26, 2014 in Faculty News | Permalink

November 25, 2014

Cercone Named Dean of Indiana Tech

Indiana Tech School of Law has named Charles Cercone, currently the associate dean of faculty at Thomas Cooley Law, as its new dean.  

Posted by Dan Filler on November 25, 2014 in Faculty News | Permalink

November 17, 2014

A sober and impartial analysis of the recent ranking of the "top 50" law faculties...

...from Professor Bainbridge at UCLA.

Posted by Brian Leiter on November 17, 2014 in Faculty News, Legal Humor, Rankings | Permalink

November 10, 2014

Paul Campos admits he is a fraud

I'd forgotten he wrote this (perhaps the only honest thing he ever wrote), but a colleague recently called it to my attention.  It's surprising Colorado hasn't put him out to pasture given this confession (and the other evidence).

Posted by Brian Leiter on November 10, 2014 in Faculty News | Permalink

October 27, 2014

Signs of the times at "the top 25": can we make you teach more without paying you more?

A law colleague at Washington University, St. Louis forwards the following "internal audit" memo sent to the faculty "as a sign of how things are changing even at higher-ranked law schools.  I am particularly concerned that the questionnaire is silent about scholarship even though it was sent to all tenured and tenure-track faculty.  Many of my colleagues are also referring to the questions as 'interrogatories.'"  The auditors' questionnaire: 

AUDITOR’S QUESTIONNAIRE

NAME:

 

1. What is your understanding of your current and future required teaching load and what is the basis for this understanding?

2.  Do you plan to teach additional classes beyond your required teaching load in this academic year or in 2015-16 or 2016-17? 

  1. If yes, please describe the classes and the semester in which you are teaching or expect to teach these additional classes.

 

  1. If yes, please describe the compensation that you are receiving now or expect to receive for this additional teaching.

 3. Are you currently receiving or do you expect to receive additional pay from WULaw for any non-teaching activities?

 

  1. If yes, please briefly describe these activities.

 

  1. If yes, please describe the compensation you now receive and expect to receive in the future for these activities.

4.  Do you currently administer or have discretionary control over any WULaw funds, excluding faculty research accounts? 

  1. If yes, what funds do you administer or control?

 

  1. If yes, how much money is in the fund?

 

  1. If yes, what are the oversight protocols to assure the funds are spent appropriately?

 

 5.  Do you expect WULaw to hire adjuncts for specific programming purposes in this academic year or in 2015-16 or 2016-17? 

 

  1. If yes, whom do you expect WULaw to hire and why?

 

  1. If yes, what is the compensation that you expect the adjuncts to get paid in each year?

 

6.  What is your understanding of the annual amount of money deposited into your faculty research account?

 

7.  If you receive a summer stipend, what are you expectations as to the amount of that stipend?

Posted by Brian Leiter on October 27, 2014 in Faculty News, Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

October 17, 2014

An oldie (but goodie!): Leiter v. Shapiro on Bloggingheads TV...

...talking about jurisprudence!

Posted by Brian Leiter on October 17, 2014 in Faculty News, Jurisprudence | Permalink

October 14, 2014

Schools with the best law professors?

This looks to me rock solid, scientifically impeccable.  What else would one expect from the Princeton Review?

Posted by Brian Leiter on October 14, 2014 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink